Bus plant in Kirov (Volgograd region). Group "Volgabas" started the production of a bus line "Ritmiks" small class classic layout that includes the urban variant with a total capacity of 56 passengers, with 18, 20, 22 or 24 seats ( depending on your choice), 48-seat commuter with 30 seats and 25-bed special bus that meets the requirements for the carriage of school children.
The design of buses designed by engineers using a car factory frame chassis of the Czech company AVIA Ashok Leyland Motors, standardized units on the chassis of the truck manufacturer in the Russian market.
Today released more than 300 cars. Given the need to work with commercial carriers in the regions of Russia, holding "Volgabas" built an extensive dealer network that includes 30 branches in all federal districts.
The attractive features of the new buses for the carriers, according to their creators, are having the most spacious cabin in its class, the use of durable, corrosion-resistant body, its high maintainability, the use of color and sound insulation for the body of modern materials, improve its performance, high resource diesel engine (800 million km), the clutch mechanism (150 million km), intermediate support Driveline (150 million km), low fuel consumption (in town — 19 l/100 km on the highway — 18 l/100 km ), high reliability of the aggregate database, etc.
With dimensions 8200h2330h2765 mm and a wheelbase of 4,200 mm Curb weight of the bus is from 5770 up to 5910 kg, depending on the version, the gross weight is limited to 11,000 kg. In the body construction profiles are widely used aluminum alloy elements of fiberglass and composite materials.
The elements of the body shell can be easily disassembled for easy maintenance and reduces the bus while it is idle. Bus body is painted with enamels and technology from Dutch company Sikkens.
As the power plant, which is located in front lengthwise, used a 6-cylinder, 5.8-liter diesel engine with a power of 165 hp at 2500 rev / min and a maximum torque of 550 Nm at 1200 — 1800 rev / min, locked with a 5-speed manual transmission ZF S5-36/OD (5 + 1). Beams front and rear axles are suspended from the frame by springs.
Steering ZF production with the mechanism of the "screw — ball nut — rack — sector." Brakes on all wheels — drum, the system has an auxiliary engine exhaust brake. Tire size — 235/75 R17, 5. Air Conditioning, tachograph, the GLONASS system, audio / visual equipment are included in the list of options.